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Jim Wallis

No Accountability. No Trust.

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2016 | Politics
Jim Wallis

While I am no legal expert on the details of the court decision yesterday or whether the charges against him and each of the other officers were carefully made or effectively prosecuted, nor a spiritual expert on the officers' motives, nor an administrative expert on Baltimore police training, one fact continues to remain clear: No one has yet to be held accountable for the death of Freddie Gray who was alive and well before being detained and put into that police wagon. That same fact still applies to almost ALL of the young African-American men and women who have been shot or choked or beaten to death by police or who have died in police custody --despite all the publicity about these police crimes. And that is why there is so little trust in communities of color for the police that are supposed to serve them and keep them safe.

Tomorrow's Leaders: A Reason to Hope

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.20.2016 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Since all the political news is terrible and only getting worse, I decided to reflect on something very personal this week -- about a great event that happened this weekend.

Trump's Brand of Bigotry Isn't Going Away. So Neither Are We.

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics
Jim Wallis

I'm not sure Donald Trump has the personal conviction to be a racist. He just sells racism -- and that's worse. Trump's racial, religious, and gender bigotry will lose him many religious Americans, including those whom the media has often called "values voters."

How Daniel Berrigan Helped Save My Faith

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.06.2016 | Religion
Jim Wallis

His critics always accused him of disorderliness, disruption, creating drama, and causing discomfort -- all of which were true. That's because he was not only a priest and a poet -- Daniel Berrigan was a prophet.

Christians Called to Resist Trump's Bigotry

Jim Wallis | Posted 04.29.2016 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The press is concerned with polls and primaries, numbers of delegates, and the reporter's hopes for exciting contested conventions. But many faith leaders are concerned with the moral quality of our national discourse -- how much fear, division, and even hate are dominating over trust, compassion, and even love.

The Rationalization of Racial Injustice

Bryan Stevenson | Posted 01.22.2016 | Politics
Bryan Stevenson

From Ferguson, Missouri, to Charleston, South Carolina, communities are suffering the lethal consequences of our collective silence about racial injustice. The church should be a source of truth in a nation that has lost its way. As the dominant religion in the United States, Christianity is directly implicated when we Christians fail to speak more honestly about the legacy of racial inequality.

The Trouble With Jim Wallis's Promise to Paul Ryan on Immigration Reform

Ellin Jimmerson | Posted 11.12.2015 | Religion
Ellin Jimmerson

Jim Wallis's heart may be in the right place. But he is woefully, dangerously ill-informed on what comprehensive immigration reform actually is.

The Bible Does Not Condemn Homosexuality

Adam Phillips | Posted 07.16.2016 | Religion
Adam Phillips

Billy Graham's son is terrified that President Obama and a whole host of us have chucked out our Bibles in order to support marriage equality. This is laughable if it weren't so powerfully sad. Here's the thing, Franklin: You need to read your Bible better.

How Nelson Mandela's Words Apply To The Ferguson Movement

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.23.2015 | Religion

What do the young leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement have to teach renowned global leaders at the World Economic Forum? Quite a lot, accor...

Rev. Jim Wallis: God's Take On Terrorism

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.23.2015 | Religion

The world has seen a surge of religious violence in recent years -- from the recent attacks on the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo to ...

Why Christians Should Support the President's Executive Action

Brandan Robertson | Posted 01.21.2015 | Religion
Brandan Robertson

The President's announcement of executive action on immigration Thursday is not only necessary but also praiseworthy. We have been fighting this battle for far too long. As a Christian, I feel compelled by the Gospel of Christ to work for protection for immigrants as directly as possible.

Mountaintop Experience and a Prophetic Call for Climate Change

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 11.23.2014 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

As we come down from the mountaintop, let us join in action and reflection. Without a sustainable planet, we stand without food or energy, as if we stood beside a burnt down house in the desert.

10 Religious Leaders Take A Stab At The True Meaning Of Wisdom

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.11.2014 | Religion

The world's faith traditions have much to teach us about wisdom -- what it is, where to find it and who truly possesses it. Wisdom is elusive, however...

Spit or Swallow? A Gay Christian Challenge to Lukewarm Christian Moderates as the Supreme Court Swings Right

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 09.08.2014 | Religion
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

Where education and "dialogue" with lukewarm Christian "allies" continues to be a one-sided effort to which only LGBTQ Christians and a handful of outspoken allies contribute, perhaps it's time to recognize what Jesus taught in the parable of the sower.

For Millennial Evangelicals

Brooke Bastinelli | Posted 07.29.2014 | Religion
Brooke Bastinelli

Let me start by saying "Love Song for a Savior" on Jars of Clay's Flood album helped me survive the darkest moments of 8th grade.

Seven Leaders to Inspire You to Act

Adria D. Goodson | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
Adria D. Goodson

Today we announce the seven women and men chosen as our 2014 Prime Movers fellows who will inspire you next or may have already done so.

Grace at Home: Thoughts on Christian Parenting from the 'Village Priest'

Joy Carroll Wallis | Posted 04.13.2014 | Religion
Joy Carroll Wallis

Editor's Note: The following is an excerpt from Joy Carroll Wallis' chapter of the book Faith Forward: A Dialogue on Children, Youth and a New Kind of...

Syria: One Crisis Too Many

Bob Burnett | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Most Americans believe that Bassar al-Assad is a bad guy and probably used chemical weapons on his people. We feel sorry for the Syrian civilians. But we also feel sorry for working-class Americans who are struggling to keep their heads above water.

Questioning the Bible: What I Would Have Said to Bill Maher

Derek Flood | Posted 09.29.2013 | Religion
Derek Flood

Now, I'm a big fan of Jim Wallis and I appreciate that he moved the conversation away from Maher's attempted divisiveness and back to caring for the poor and immigration reform in this country. At the same time, I think the question Bill Maher was raising is an important one, too.

Maher: Republicans Believe Obama's Thinking 'Kill Whitey'

Posted 07.27.2013 | Comedy

In a discussion that ranged from Steve King's laughable "cantaloupe" comment, to conservative reactions to Obama's speech following the Trayvon Martin...

The Moral Urgency of Immigration Reform

Jim Wallis | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Some say that we should wait again, wait longer to work on the immigration system, wait until later, do it slowly, over time, down the road, piece by piece. But the time has come to see the urgency of fixing this broken immigration system and begin to heal the nation.

Moral Mondays

Jim Wallis | Posted 09.11.2013 | Religion
Jim Wallis

God is far bigger than a single political party. What we cannot accept, nor allow, is for our own leaders to willfully exacerbate our problems and directly harm people who are already suffering -- to sacrifice the common good to their own ideological agendas.

WATCH: Can Faith Bring Politics Back On Track?

Posted 07.12.2013 | Impact

"Our life together can be better." That's the message in Rev. Jim Wallis' latest book, 'On God's Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn't Le...

The Post-Cynical Christian

Jim Wallis | Posted 08.20.2013 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Skepticism is a good and healthy thing. But cynicism is a spiritually dangerous thing because it is a buffer against personal commitment. Personal commitment is all that has ever changed the world, transformed human lives, and altered history.

Big Change Requires Bold Social Movements: 7 Leaders to Watch

Adria D. Goodson | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Adria D. Goodson

Dedicated men and women continue to re-imagine and build the social movements that will transform our country well into the future. Our nation needs these architects of change more than ever.